Law / Liberty

“Innocent People Have Been Sentenced to Death in Oklahoma,” Commission Concludes
Lethal Injection
TheIntercept | The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission after more than a year of work has recommended that a moratorium on carrying out capital punishment in the state be continued indefinitely. “It is undeniable that innocent...
Japan Made Secret Deals With the NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance
Dish
TheIntercept | It began as routinely as any other passenger flight. At gate 15 of New York City’s JFK Airport, more than 200 men, women, and children stood in line as they waited to board a Boeing 747. They were on their way to Seoul...
Gorsuch Casts First Major Tie-Breaking Vote Allowing Arkansas Executions To Proceed
Lethal Injections
ZeroHedge | n what will undoubtedly be a memorable first major tie-breaking vote as a Supreme Court Judge, Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote last night to allow Arkansas to begin executing a group of 8 death-row inmates.  The...
The War on Drugs is based on FAKE SCIENCE, warns lab science director who says labs routinely engage in “science crimes” against innocents
Police Team
NaturalNews | The “War on Drugs” is a grand science hoax based on faked laboratory analyses conducted by lab science con artists working for government. That’s not hyperbole, by the way: It’s a matter-of-fact description of exactly...
CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WikiLeaks
Wikileaks
CBS-News | WASHINGTON -- CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA...
Julian Assange: The CIA director is waging war on truth-tellers like WikiLeaks
Julian Assange
WashingtonPost | Mike Pompeo, in his first speech as director of the CIA, chose to declare war on free speech rather than on the United States’ actual adversaries. He went after WikiLeaks, where I serve as editor, as a “non-state...
WikiLeaks releases more top-secret CIA docs as U.S. considers charges
WIkileaks
CBSNews | WASHINGTON -- WikiLeaks released what it claims is the 31-page user guide for a CIA device code-named “Weeping Angel.” It can turn some Samsung TVs into surveillance tools with an implant for recording audio from a TV’s...
In Secret Court Hearing, Lawyer Objected to FBI Sifting Through NSA Data Like It Was Google
NSA Spying
TheIntercept | In her first appearance representing the American public before the top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2015, Amy Jeffress argued that the FBI is violating the Fourth Amendment by giving agents “...
Sources: US prepares charges to seek arrest of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
CNN | Washington (CNN)US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN. The Justice Department investigation of Assange and...
Julian Assange Strikes Back at CIA Director and Talks Trump, Russia, and Hillary Clinton
Julian Assange
TheIntercept | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is hitting back at Trump’s CIA director Mike Pompeo following a speech last week in which Pompeo accused WikiLeaks of being a “hostile nonstate intelligence agency” operating outside of...
Trump’s CIA Director Pompeo, Targeting WikiLeaks, Explicitly Threatens Speech and Press Freedoms
Pompeo
TheIntercept | In February, after Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. media were the “enemy of the people,” the targets of his insult exploded with indignation, devoting wall-to-wall media coverage to what they depicted as a grave...
FBI obtained FISA warrant to monitor Trump adviser Carter Page
WashingtonPost | The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law...
Symantec says CIA Tools found Across 16 Countries
CIA
Phys.org | The CIA’s cyberespionage toolkit made public by WikiLeaks has been linked to 40 spying operations in 16 countries, an early public assessment of the intelligence agency’s global hacking operations, computer security...
Snowden Documents Reveal Scope of Secrets Exposed to China in 2001 Spy Plane Incident
Plane
TheIntercept | When China boldly seized a U.S. underwater drone in the South China Sea last December and initially refused to give it back, the incident ignited a weeklong political standoff and conjured memories of a similar event...
Jeff Sessions says he’s ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing his anti-marijuana stance
Jeff Sessions
WashingtonTimes | Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said he’s “surprised” Americans aren’t overwhelmingly embracing his widely reported stance against marijuana, all the while recent polling reveals a majority of voters do in...
Snowden’s Box: The human network behind the biggest leak of all
Snowden
Harpers | It was a frigid winter, and the Manhattan loft was cold — very cold. Something was wrong with the gas line and there was no heat. In a corner, surrounding the bed, sheets had been hung from cords to form a de facto tent...
British Intelligence Passed Trump Associates’ Communications with Russians on to U.S. Counterparts
GCHQ
CNN | British and other European intelligence agencies intercepted communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications...
Dangerous Precedent: State Copyrights Its Laws To Keep Citizens From Free Access
Copyright
FreeThoughProject | Georgia — Carl Malamud is a law advocate, but not the kind who represents plaintiffs or defendants in a court of law. No, Malamud is a proponent for the free access to one’s ability to read the law. Sounds simple right...